Renowned electric violinist Joe Deninzon joins SEE 1 Rock Orchestra Live on February 19th!
Sycamore High School’s own, SEE 1 Rock Orchestra will be presenting its’ annual concert at Sycamore High School on February 19th at 7 pm. Admission is $10 and tickets are available through the online store. This year’s concert will feature contemporary hits by the Weekend, One Republic, Muse, classics by Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Van Halen, and the Allman Brothers, plus some of guest artist Joe Deninzon’s original music
Sycamore Electric Ensemble (also known as SEE 1) is Cincinnati’s first high school rock orchestra. Formed in 2003, SEE 1 is composed of electric string instruments along with traditional “garage band” instruments and presents an annual concert featuring a famous Rock violinist. Returning again as this year’s guest artist will be Joe Deninzon. Joe has been hailed by critics as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin,” because of his innovative style on acoustic and electric seven-string violin. A musician who transcends many genres, Joe has worked with Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Les Paul, Phoebe Snow, Aretha Franklin, and Ritchie Blackmore, and performed for President Clinton. He can be heard on over 100 recordings and jingles as a violinist and string arranger.
Joe is the lead singer and violinist for the progressive rock band, Stratospheerius, and a member of the Latin Jazz string quartet, Sweet Plantain, which tours extensively. Mel Bay books has published his book/CD/DVD “PLUGGING IN: A Guide To Gear and New Techniques for the 21st Century Violinist.” In 2016, Joe debuted “Dream Diary: Concerto for Seven-String Electric Violin and Orchestra” with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, and world renown violinist Rachel Barton Pine debuted Joe’s composition “The Electric Lake of Soul” at the Interlochen Music Festival. Joe is a 14-time BMI Jazz Composer’s grant recipient and winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.